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Is a person more susceptible to fibromyalgia if they have osteoarthritis?

Related Topics: Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis

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FM [fibromyalgia] can make OA [osteoarthritis] more painful but does not cause OA. 2-5% of the population gets FM.

OA can make FM more painful but does not cause FM. Everyone gets OA as they age; many get progressive painful OA especially in the late 50's and after.

Both conditions are commonly seen together and the symptoms can blend together and overlap....OA is usually confined to the joint (or spine) area where the arthritis is worst. OA symptoms might be more joint pain, joint stiffness, joint swelling, joint deformities, and joint warmth compared to the widespread muscle and joint pain we come to know very well with our FM. ...

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